What is in this article?:
- Charting the Data: Large Truck Crash Facts
- Fatal Crashes Involving Large Trucks or Buses
- Total Fatalities in Large Truck Crashes
- Fatal Crashes Involving Combination Trucks
- Injury Crashes Involving Large Trucks
- Fatal Truck Crashes by Speed Limit
- Fatal Crashes by Roadway Function Class
- Fatal Crashes by Time of Day
- Fatal Crashes by Day of Week
- Fatal Crashes by Trafficway Flow
- Large Trucks in Fatal Crashes by Vehicle Configuration
- Large Trucks in Fatal Crashes by Cargo Body Type
- Large Trucks in Fatal Crashes with Passenger Vehicles by Crash Type
- Large Trucks in Fatal Crashes by Critical Precrash Event
- Drivers of Large Trucks in Fatal Crashes by Age
- Persons Killed in Crashes Involving Large Trucks
- Truck Driver-Related Factors and Violations Recorded
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s annual report tracking large truck crash data provides a wide array of highway accident statistics. But the report, Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2014, contains so many numbers it can be confounding.
So, ahead of any analysis which might shed some light on the “whys” behind the data (such as assessing the impact of CSA since 2010), Fleet Owner has selected a representative sample of the “who, what, and when” numbers and converted the tables into charts.
Among the noteworthy comparisons, while truck-related fatalities are down, injuries are way up. Not surprisingly, most fatal truck crashes occur between 6AM and 6PM. And the data continues to indicate that the “other vehicle” is most often at fault in these truck crashes.
The charts are interactive, so use the cursor to get more detailed information.
See something that catches your eye? Have a theory that explains the trends? Leave a comment.